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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Things to keep in mind when designing a website

It's the responsibility of every web designer to be aware that not everyone out in cyberspace has the latest in software or hardware products when they surf the net.

There is a large segment of the population out there that only have the basics when it comes to viewing websites. That being said, when you design your website you need to be aware that many of your target markets might not have the appropriate plug ins to view your site.

Sites built primarily with flash are in danger of losing clients, simply because their prospective client's computer won't download the software.

This happened to me the other day. For some reason my computer wouldn't let me manually install a flash player, so when I typed in a specific website hoping to do business with them, low and behold their site was all in flash and I couldn't see or navigate through their site.

The Result?
I clicked off of their site, went to the next website on my list and found a site that wasn't completely dominated by flash. They gained a client.

Websites that are designed for everyone, that have a balance of bells and whistles and that serve your business are far better than ones that have all the latest in gadgets.

At OutRight Communications, we deliver website quotes based on what you need, but we also employ logic when it comes to reaching your target market. The last thing we want is for you to lose prospective clients when you could be signing them up!!